We'll be the first to admit that we're not overly familiar with Vanessa Hudgens's career-we've never seen High School Musical and aren't sure if we get the Disney channel. Despite our blanks regarding her body of work, we are aware that this young actress is becoming quite the fashion plate.Hudgens tends to blend her tough, tomboy items and girly-girl staples with earthy elements (think: long beaded necklaces, fringed boots, flowers in hair). If we were to explain her personal taste in pitch meeting/movie terms, we'd say her look is very Pocahontas meets The Outsiders, with a touch of West Side Story thrown in for good measure.
Meshing the numerous, distinct, and seemingly antithetical styles Hudgens favors into a cohesive look might seem impossible, but it's actually not difficult to achieve. We centered the outfit around a pair of sharp, lean jeans and a blouse that manages to be both modern and bohemian. We added a delicate, vintage charm necklace to play up Hudgens's propensity for romantic details and a high-design, high-end bag with severely simple lines for a bit of masculine balance. The final touch is an of-the-moment nail polish in a shade that's nearly as popular as Hudgens herself.
NASH Vintage Cross Necklace ($267.75 on sale)
This line is a design collaboration between Nina Segal (yes, daughter of Fred) and Ashleigh Cohen. This particular necklace is comprised of vintage charms and hangs on a 20'' long sterling chain.
Holister Laguna Low Rise Skinny Jeans ($39.50)
Hudgens primarily picks fitted, slim jeans that won't overwhelm her wee frame. These Holister jeans are particularly great for little ladies and they're at a very reasonable price point.
Paul & Joe Miette Smock Top ($395)
The drawstring neck on this gorgeous, dove gray top is sweet without being overly sugary. It's also long enough to tuck into pants or to wear loose (Hudgens goes for both looks equally).
J. Crew Patent Leather Skinny Belt ($34).
We adore the slim shape and unexpected pop of color this skinny patent belt gives any outfit. It's also available in pink (bright azalea), yellow (golden sun), and, for your minimalists, black.
Marni Paper Thin Leather Balloon Bag ($1284)
Hudgens is fantatical about her gray accessories (she's always spotted in her favorite Prada d'Orsay heels in the soft shade). This slate gray bag has a chocolate brown, cross body strap and brown, inserted handles would be a fashion-forward choice.
Steve Madden Tianna Boots ($99.95)
When not stomping around in the aforementioned stilettos, Hudgens keeps things grounded with flat boots. We've seen her sporting cuffed pirate boots and boots with buckles, but the girl needs some slightly slouchy, brown suede boots like these to round out her collection.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Satin ($19)
Navy nails have been on the radar for nearly six months, but be sure the trend is going to get a whole new audience and big-time boost with the release of Chanel's Blue Satin polish. It's available on Chanel's website currently, so get it and wear it before everyone else.
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